The LSU Shield mobile application will improve your safety and security! Download it now!
- Free for anyone!
- iOS and Android compatible
- Available to everyone: students, staff, faculty and visitors
- Summon emergency services by telephone with a single button
- Submit non-emergency reports including a picture and a video
- Two-way chat with LSU Police
- Submit anonymously
- Instantly notify pre-identified contacts of your safety and location
- Safety Beacon feature allows your pre-identified contacts to monitor your safety plus much more!
Users complete and save a profile which stores on the device. Profile information is not communicated to LSU Police until the user initiates a request for service. The profile will allow for up to three Emergency Contacts to be selected from the device address book.
Users may select one of three buttons (Police, Fire, EMS) to initiate a telephone request for emergency services. If on LSU property, the user is routed to LSU Police directly to include the user’s location and profile data. Off-campus calls are routed to “9-1-1”. When initially selecting one of the emergency call buttons, a short countdown will begin to give the device user an opportunity to cancel the call should it have been accidental.
The Safety Beacon feature allows users to enter an activity description and select a duration which will then begin a countdown. Upon activation, the Emergency Contact(s) will receive a text message indicating that the user has started a Safety Beacon which includes a link to the user’s device location which will remain active until the Safety Beacon feature is deactivated by the user manually entering their PIN.
The Instant Check-In feature allows users to send a text message to the Emergency Contacts to declare that they are safe. A link to the user’s device location is also communicated; link expires after single use.
Users may submit non-emergency reports to LSU Police: Suspicious Person, Theft, Drug Use, Concerning Behavior, Vandalism and Other Inquiry. Upon submission, LSU Police receive user profile and location data to assist in a response. Once submitted, a two-way chat with LSU Police is accessible. All reports may be submitted anonymously, with or without a picture or a video.
What To Do
Helpful information is located here to assist users with response procedures for various incident types. It is a quick reference to inform you of what steps to take should an emergency situation arise.